Advanced Single-Use Negative Pressure Wound Therapy


KD have worked with Smith & Nephew since the implementation of their first NPWT system. Work has included supporting development and refinement of their Advanced Wound Care systems to suit growth into new clinical applications and global markets

  • Design
  • Engineering
  • Human Factors
  • Research


  • KD have supported Smith & Nephew in adopting and implementing Human Factors into their device development process
  • User needs, grounded in evidence have helped to ensure devices are not only safe and effective for use, but also intuitive and appropriate for the target user groups

Deep User Understanding

Deployment of a range of user research and contextual inquiry methodologies to understand real-world challenges and opportunities for use of NPWT for patients and clinicians. Investigations have included opportunity mapping and identification, as well as clinical and home use patient and HCP observations.

Smith & Nephew - Pico

Human Factors

Testing Planning, executing and delivering formative and summative studies in global markets to support the development, refinement and launch of new PICO products.

Smith & Nephew - Pico Device
Smith & Nephew - Pico

Iterative Learning

Iteratively feeding user understanding into the design process, with the objective to improve the functionality of the products and packaging.

Smith & Nephew Wound Therapy

Design and Engineering

Optimisation of the design for production of growing volumes.

Get in touch

To discuss your medical focused project, contact our Head of Medical, Kerry Briggs